Anyone who watches television will have seen the Apple commercials, you know the ones starring Justin Long (i believe?) and "Windows man", In which Long represents a Mac and Windows man represents, well, Windows. The commercials used to focus mainly on positive features of the Apple platform, portraying Windows man as absent minded and lacking. However, a recent commercial takes on a more offensive overtone. We see the Windows man at a table sorting through stacks of bills. On one side is a massive stack, on the other side is a diminutive stack, and in the middle is the remaining stacks to be sorted. The larger stack represents money Windows spends on advertising, whereas the smaller stack represents money spent on improving Window's technology. I find this commercial to be similar to a campaign ad: Negative and most likely false. We all know Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. He's the wealthiest man in the world. Windows could purchase every available commercial slot on every network and still have billions to devote to improving technology. Sure they have started advertising alot (and I loved the Gates/Seinfeld commercials), but to attempt to portray them as a company spending more on advertising than their products is ludicrous. And what are the problems associate with Vista? As a Vista user, I am more than satisfied with its capabilities and ease of use, and these commercials aren't going to change my mind. And that sommercial didn't help. If Apple really wants to compete with Windows, they should ditch the old commercials and head down a more progressive pathway, like Windows did.
Topic for comment- discussion: What do you like/dislike about your OS?